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Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is AJFCA's newest member agency. Maxine Stein, MSW is the President and CEO of the agency. We're excited to welcome them to the network.

On March 7th a group of Ruth & Norman Rales' professionals and one local Holocaust Survivor spoke to a congressional study group from Germany. Florida was their first stop on a three state tour as part of the study group meeting. Ted Deutch organized the Florida portion and that's how JFS were asked to participate. Those from the German group included many current members of the German parliament and three members of congress including Ted, Charlie Dent (PA) and a member from Nebraska.

The meeting with the Congressional Study Group from Germany was an extraordinary opportunity for JFS to have an honest and frank dialogue with members of the German Parliament about the aging Holocaust survivor populations living meeting with the Congressional Study Group from Germany was an extraordinary opportunity for JFS to have an honest and frank dialogue with members of the German Parliament about the aging Holocaust survivor populations living. The focus was to convey gratitude to the German government for the funding we as a nation receive through the Claims Conference but to also stress the vast unmet needs that are prevalent both here and nation wide. In addition to the presentation, the group was honored and humbled to hear the story of 88 year old Holocaust survivor, Norman Frajman, who survived the camps and lost over 120 members of his family in the Holocaust. The members expressed sincere respect and humility in hearing Norman's story and stressed their support in fighting antisemitism in Germany today as well as open to discuss increased funding for those in the most need.

In honor of the late CEO and his legacy of integrated healthcare innovation, the Governance Board and Executive Team at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Phoenix are pleased to announce the naming of the new state-of-the-art Catalina Health Center as The Michael R. Zent Healthcare Center.

Arizona Public Service awarded a $250,000 lead gift to JFCS Phoenix. The fund went toward the purchase and build-out of JFCS' Catalina Health Center, a new 24,000 square foot integrated primary medical and behavioral health clinic located in the Maryvale neighborhood of Phoenix. The new Catalina Health Center will serve 8,500 children, adolescents, and adults.